MCPS Educational Foundation to Offer Grants to Staff
Do you have a project you’d like to launch, but need funding for it?
The MCPS Educational Foundation is offering $500, $1,000 and $3,000 grants to staff for a variety of projects.
Small grant projects will fund creative and innovative projects to strengthen instruction.
Technology grants for up to $3,000 are also available. These grants provide the opportunity to open school computer labs in the evenings to facilitate parent participation in their student’s school work.
Special $500 grants are also available from the Wayne E. Whigham and Charles Anthony Eichler memorial funds. These funds were created to support music education programs in MCPS. For example, funds may be used to purchase instruments for teachers or students; for student- or teacher-proposed projects that incorporate music, or for the acquisition of sheet music that will be used in musical arts instruction. Programs should be experiential in design and provide active learning experiences for the students who participate.
The Foundation receives funds to support educational programs from charitable foundations and nonprofit, government granting agencies and individuals. Each year, the Foundation funds extended hours for technology access and small grants that are used for innovative instruction and special programs, including but not limited to, support for vulnerable students, support for parent involvement, and technological support.
The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, Sept. 17. All grant applications must be submitted online. The portal will be open Tuesday, July 3.
Programs are to be carried out during the 2018–2019 school year.